Hey guys! I have a random activity for you to do today if you feel so inclined!
I’ve just taken the 16 Personalities Test (also known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), which is probably the most popular test to determine what kind of person you are.
The test is a short questionnaire where you answer “agree” or “disagree” (on a sliding scale) to a number of statements.
It gives you a four-letter result based on four key areas of personality which are:
I/E: Introvert vs. Extrovert
N/S: iNtuition vs. Sensing
F/T: Feeling vs. Thinking
J/P: Judging vs. Perceiving
There are sixteen possible combinations, which define the sixteen different personality types. My result is INFJ (Introvert, iNtuition, Feeling, and Judging). The personality type attached to this result is “The Advocate”*, and on the website I can read a detailed profile of this type. It gives insight into my strengths and weaknesses (just in case I didn’t already know that only talking to cats at parties is a weakness), romantic relationships (hahahahaaaa. What a hilarious notion), and possible career paths (just in case I didn’t already know that “Francesca D, esq. Professional ramen-noodle-taster, Netflix Surveillance Supervisor and resident cat-whisperer” isn’t a viable career choice. I guess one of these days I’ll have to take it off my resume. Ugh).
On a more serious note, the reading material about my personality type actually made me feel a heck of a lot better about myself. My personality type is very sensitive, and “highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict.” I’ve always been told that I am too defensive – I have the word etched onto my brain in acid – so it feels like a relief to know that I’m not broken or wrong to be this way. Being aware of this defensiveness as a specific INFJ weakness somehow makes me forgive myself a little for being that way, and more inclined to notice when I am being overly prickly. I’m sure that this feeling of self-okayness (this is a scientific word) will be fleeting, because that bully Depression is yet to learn that snatching other people’s self-esteem is wrong. But I am going to hang on to the self-okayness for now and try to absorb it as much as I can.
So what type are you guys?! I’m being very nosy here. I am just so curious to know what everyone else gets as their result! There is no such thing as a bad outcome – all the personality types have particular strengths and weaknesses – so don’t be embarrassed! I would love if you would share your result in the comments but even if you don’t, take the test just for fun 🙂
Anyway, thought I’d share that wee find with you guys, just in case you have five minutes to spare and wanna find out more about yourself!
Hope you’re all having a lovely day/night wherever you are,
All my love,
*While I was proofreading this post, I thought I saw “avocado” and became irrationally excited. And now I’m hungry for avocado on toast. And I don’t have any avocado. Damn you, past Francesca, for putting ideas in my head!